Download eBooks and Audio Books

Camden Public Library is pleased to be able to offer 2 separate providers of eBooks. Checking out eBooks is easy and free! Please note, in the Spring of 2017, Maine InfoNet Download Library will switch from using the OverDrive platform to the Cloud Library platform.

Maine InfoNet Download Library

 Cloud Library by Bibliotheca

Support and FAQ Support and FAQ

 

What is Maine InfoNet Download Library? MIDL is a state-wide library consortium service providing thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Get started, support and FAQ for Maine InfoNet Download Library.

What is the Cloud Library? The Bibliotheca Cloud Library is a service of ebooks (no audio) available only to Camden Public Library members. Get started with support and FAQ for the Cloud Library for your iPad/iPhone, your Android device or your PC/Mac.

Would you like to borrow an iPad?

If you have a valid library card and a driver’s license, you can borrow an iPad for 14 days. Then, simply follow the instructions for how to download eBooks and audiobooks to an iPad from either the Maine InfoNet Download Library, the Cloud Library or other resources available on the internet. Please note, all content is erased from the iPad you borrow upon its return to the Camden Public Library and prior to checking it out to the next library member. It is, however, your responsibility to log out of all accounts and delete confidential information from the device.

 

Would you like to borrow a Kindle?

We also lend the Kindle and Kindle Touch, all of which come pre-loaded with certain titles. No further downloading is available at this time. Please check with the Circulation Desk if you are interested in a specific title.


Where do library ebooks come from?

Camden Public Library and 140 other Maine libraries joined together to purchase the Maine InfoNet Download Library. It’s a collection of 2500+ and growing daily eBooks and audiobooks to borrow onto an eReader device free of charge using your library card number. Cloud Library is a service available only to Camden Public Library patrons. The collection is small, and features, almost exclusively, best-sellers and high-demand titles as well as shorter wait/hold times since the number of people able to use this service is a lot less than in the state-wide consortium.

How many ebooks can I check out?

For Maine InfoNet Download Library – You may have a maximum of 3 titles checked out from the Digital Library. Downloaded titles are checked out for your choice of 7 or 14 days and are automatically returned to the library. The Maine InfoNet Download Library does not currently offer movies or music downloads (we may offer this in the future). We offer both WMA and MP3 Audiobook formats. OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks are compatible with many devices including most Android and iOS devices. The WMA Audiobooks work only with PC based machines and Window Media compatible portable players and devices. Please see the “Plays on” icons that display with each title for compatibility assistance. For Cloud Library – Maximum number of check-outs at one time is 3. Books are checked out for 7 days.

Where else can I get free ebooks?

Project Gutenberg has many titles available to download for free, primarily non-copyrighted classics.

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